Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Unity in Diversity, designed made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas c.2007


 I got a phone call from a potential customer asking to to see some of the work that I have done for clients. Since my website doesn't have a gallery and my other blog has too much of everything I decided to create another blog. This blog will show clients work that I have created since Del Sol Quilts opened up in the fall of 2006. Besides doing long arm quilting for customers I have also been asked to make all kind of different quilts. I also work on my own quilts, to be entered in competitions.  I won't be able to post photos of every single quilt I have quilted or made because a few times I have forgotten to take a photo. I will try my best with what I have documented up to today. If you have any questions please contact me at martha@delsolquilts.com

My quilting is done on a Gammill Optimum longarm machine.


Patriotic quilt 
Quilts made by Laurie Brainerd, quilted by Martha Tsihlas from Del Sol Quilts




Laurie's mission quilt


Ramona's star






CTQG raffle quilt- close up 

Maggie's quilt


Erin's Asian inspired quilt


Mona's Texas sampler






Lalitha's quilt made from silk saris




Quilt made by Janis Keene and quilted by Del Sol Quilts/Martha Tsihlas.

1st place in the Crossroads to Tx. Quilt Show in Killeen, Tx. March  30th., 2012
3rd. Place in the  Georgetown Quilt and Stitchery Show. Georgetown, Tx March 23,  2012
1st Place in the Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild Show- Dell Diamond, September 2013





"Affairs of the Heart"  raffle quilt for the Austin Area Quilt Guild  Capital of Texas QuiltFest - 2012
For more info click on the link above
Made by members of AAQG and quilted by Del Sol Quilts/Martha Tsihlas

1st. Place- Open Division Group Quilt Category- Dallas Quilt Celebration- March 2012


Please excuse the photo. As soon as I get a better photo I will  post it.



The "Lone Star" Raffle Quilt received a 2nd. place award in the Open Division at the "Dallas Quilt Celebration" show in Dallas, Texas on March 18, 2011
Made by some members of CTQG and quilted by Martha Tsihlas. To learn more about this quilt  please visit here



Small quilt (24" x 24") to be auctioned at the CTQG show in September 2011. Quilted by Martha Tsihlas



"Texas DNA" made, designed and quilted by Martha Tsihlas c.2010

Theme award- " Blending of Cultures" Fiber Art Exhibit- TMFA at the Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

Honorable Mention-"Changing Gears" Exhibit- Austin Area Quilt Guild- Austin, TX.



Made by Ramona Griffin, quilted by Martha Tsihlas

Made by Kathy Haugue, quilted by Martha Tsihlas 2011



Rachel's baby quilt 60"x 60'
Made with recycled materials that belonged to the baby's parents
Dear Martha,
I just wanted to let you know that Lori and her husband absolutely LOVED the quilt!
Thanks so much. Best,Rachel


"Big On Texas" Designed and made by Martha Tsihlas (c)2009 Collection of Texas Museum of Fiber Arts

Honorable Mention in the "Big AS Texas" Texas Museum of Fiber Arts Exhibit- Austin, Tx.

First Place in the Art quilts category - "Color Explosion" Exhibit- Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild -Georgetown, Tx
"BIG ON TEXAS" designed and made by Martha Tsihlas and Paloma Tsihlas. Quilted by Martha Tsihlas

Close up of "Big On Texas" quilt


Used for the promotional materials and invites




Carissa's quilt. Two quilts Made with t-shirts, cotton shirts, flannel shirts, silk ties and other fiber memorabilia. Made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas Dec. 09

Carissa's comments after getting her quilts:

Martha -

"Thank you so so much, you have given my family such a precious gift with these remarkable quilts. They really turned out so beautifully, they are better than what I had hoped for. Mom said she had a wonderful experience collecting them from you, it was an unexpected gift to her as well.

I'm delighted there was so much fabric left over, my mind is already thinking ahead to a crib blanket or some such for if/when we have a little boy on the way (who will/would be named for my dad, incidentally).

Any rate, we are collectively so delighted with the outcome on the quilts, and I personally am grateful for all of your thoughts and shepherding through the process. If you ever need a reference, please don't hesitate to think of me, and hopefully I'll have an excuse to work with you again on another project!"
:)Carissa


Raffle quilt-Made by Jean and Barb AFA members- Quilted by Martha Tsihlas
Oct. 2009

Lydia's quilts- Machine quilted by Martha Tsihlas

Austin Fiber Artists organization banner. Designed by Rob Bartlett, made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas (Aug 2009)





Nicole's Harley Davidson T-shirt quilt. Made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas -Aug. 2009

Close up of label, placed on back of quilt.

Lynn's son basketaball jersey quilt. Made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas

Abby's T-shirt quilt. Made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas. The flowers are 100% cotton, appliqued using leftovers from the backing. (May 2009)




Becky's commission- Made with batiks, cottons and chinesse brocade
60"x60" Designed, made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas April 2009






Third Place- "Color Explosion" Exhibit, Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild- Georgetown, Tx.

"FAUNA FANTASY" designed, made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas

Honorable Mention - "A Legacy of Quilts" Exhibit, Austin Area Quilting Guild - Austin, Tx




Made by Julia Murillo (designed and machine quilted by Martha Tsihlas) "Crossing Borders"
Third Place- "A Legacy of Quils" Pearls of Wisdom from our first 30 Years" Exhibit
Austin Area Quilt Guild- Austin, TX


"Unity in Diversity III"  Designed, made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas c.2007
Machine quilting award- :Through a Garden Gate" exhibit- Chisholm Trial Quilt Guild, Georgetown, Tx.
Second Place, pieced, small category-Through a Garden Gate" exhibit- Chisholm Trial Quilt Guild, Georgetown, Tx.

"Pinwheels" (made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas)


Maureen's quilt (machine quilted by Martha Tsihlas)



Detail of "Crossing Borders" while being quilted




Harley Davidson's commission (made by Martha Tsihlas)






Crazy Quilt Square- Donated to the AAQG for silent auction along with 11 other squares made by the Wildflower Bee




Mary's quilt (machine quilted and binding done by Martha Tsihlas)

Close up of quilting


Donation for the American Cancer Society, designed and made by Martha Tsihlas

Quilts made for latinbaby.usa
"3 Birds and 1 Tree" (sold)


"Fiesta" (available)


"Towards the Sun" (available)



"confetti" (sold)


Lalitha's commission made with her silk saris. Made and quilted by Martha Tsihlas







Presidential quilt for Nancy , made by some CTQG members, machine quilted by Martha Tsihlas



Judy's antique quilt ( machine quilted by Martha Tsihlas)


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